Daily Stock Chart Analysis: GlaxoSmithKline Stock (NYSE: GSK)

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) caught my attention last night as the stock has formed an island bottom. This pattern is a reliable reversal sign in and of itself, but there are several other factors that lead me to believe that GSK is heading higher in the coming weeks. Looking at the daily chart, we … Continue reading Daily Stock Chart Analysis: GlaxoSmithKline Stock (NYSE: GSK)

The 5 Best-Performing Dividend Aristocrats of Q1

We don’t usually associate dividend stocks with growth. And that’s especially true with the “Dividend Aristocrats.” For those who aren’t familiar, the Dividend Aristocrats are the stocks that have increased their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years. Ninety-two stocks currently make the list. Such consistent dividend growers are extremely reliable income investments. Any movement … Continue reading The 5 Best-Performing Dividend Aristocrats of Q1

Don’t Get Suckered by the Bank of America Dividend Increase

If it were any other company, I’d have applauded the move; because it’s Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), I rolled my eyes. The too-big-to-fail financial conglomerate that failed miserably in 2008 recently announced a 400%-dividend increase.  In the same self-congratulatory press release, a $4 billion stock buyback is also forthcoming.  The putatively pro-shareholder maneuvers are … Continue reading Don’t Get Suckered by the Bank of America Dividend Increase

Beat the Market by 45% with This Top Dividend Stock

You’re probably overlooking some of the best dividend stocks of 2014. That’s because a small group of companies has a history of crushing the market. And a select few of those stocks also reward shareholders with dividends. These companies are known as spin-offs. They’re typically subsidiaries of large conglomerates that are “spun off” and become … Continue reading Beat the Market by 45% with This Top Dividend Stock

How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Dividend Stocks?

The self-styled philosopher kings and occupants of the Eccles Building – the Federal Reserve governors –  have divined that easy money should be somewhat less easy. Over the next eight months, the dials on quantitative easing will gradually be turned down and finally clicked off by the end of the year.  By July 2015, interest … Continue reading How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Dividend Stocks?

2 High-Yield Business Development Companies Just Went on Sale

Buy when others sell; sell when others buy.  Repetition has reduced this bromide to cliché, but it hasn’t reduced its imbedded truth. Though few investors posses the fortitude, buying when others are selling (and vice versa) frequently leads to outsized wealth. The key is to look to the horizon in order to divine the possibilities … Continue reading 2 High-Yield Business Development Companies Just Went on Sale